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Florence private tour – Driving northwards through farmlands, olive groves, vineyards, and sleepy hill towns we reach Tuscany, the most loved and attractive region of Italy. Following the meandering Arno River arrive in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and supreme art capital which became wealthy from the 13th century due to the highly developed textile industries and ramified commerce all over Europe.
The Florentines in the Middle Ages introduced Arab numbers in the western world and its banks developed the principles of accountancy still fundamental today while their gold florin became the accepted international currency for many centuries. This reality was to produce amazing art and the intellectual city which gave rise to ideas and human activities still affecting our society. After a stop on a panoramic square with superb views of the city from above, your tour with a guide will commence visiting the Academy Museum to admit the magnificent David of Michelangelo sculptured when he was 30 years old out of one huge block of Carrara marble which is surrounded by the “Slave”, unfinished works of the master which were destined to decorate the mausoleum of Pope Julius II in Rome.
Continue our Florence private tour on foot along the picturesque streets to the Duomo, S.Maria del Fiore, the cathedral with Brunelleschi’s towering dome, built with the wealth of the cloth traders’ guild and whose cupola later inspired the one of S.Peter’s. The opposite is the Baptistry with the “Doors of Paradise” of Ghiberti and Giotto’s multicolored Belltower.
Proceed the Florence private tour on your promenade towards the historical center: Piazza Della Signoria and see the bronze and marble statuary of Giambologna, Ammanati including Cellini’s Perseus in front of Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery building originally built as administrative offices of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and the Ponte Vecchio with the wonderful views of the city.
Enjoy lunch in a florentine trattoria and later stroll to Santa Croce Basilica to visit the monumental tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Macchiavelli, and Rossini, and the frescoes. TOUR SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
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